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In mid-August of 1983, UNO's College of Continuing Studies hosted a brown bag luncheon in the Peter Kiewit Conference Center. The focus of interest at the gathering was a free film highlighting the Maximillian-Bodner Western art collection at Joslyn Art Museum. The film, titled "Maximillian's Journey," showcased sketches and paintings of the land and animals along the Missouri River in the 1800s, created by Swiss artist Karl Bodner. Excerpts from the travel journals of German Prince Maximillian, a naturalist and explorer, narrated the film.

Date: Aug. 1983
Source: The Weekly
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Changing Faces

Changing Faces

by Don Kohler

When Kathleen (Aipperspach) Massara was a senior at Omaha Benson High School in the mid-1970s, her parents made the difficult decision of selecting the right college much easier for their teenage daughter.

"They didn't want me to go away to college," recalls Massara. ...continue

Bowling League Members Sought

Anyone attending the UNO Faculty/Staff Bowling League "open house" on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at West Lanes, 72nd and Dodge streets, can bowl a free game courtesy of the alley. The league welcomes new members and teams of all skill levels. The open house will run from 4 to 6 p.m.

The 2007-08 league officially starts Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at West Lanes. Teams consist of four bowlers with at least two UNO current or retired administrative/faculty/staff members including spouses, immediate family, or significant others. Graduate teaching assistants are also eligible. New teams or individuals who would like to be placed on a new or existing team are welcome. Bowlers must, however, be at least 18 years old. League bowlers unable to arrive at 4:30 p.m. each week have until the end of their team's fifth frame to join the first game of the evening.

To learn more about the league, contact Lisa Adams at or 554.2859, or Christy Tilford at or 554.3546.

Electrical Curtailment Program Under Way at UNO

Again this summer, UNO, in conjunction with Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), is participating in a community-wide program designed to reduce the amount of electricity used on campus during seasonal peak energy demands.

The OPPD electrical curtailment program's goal is to provide the community with reliable electrical service during periods of high electrical use in the summer months. To accomplish this goal, large OPPD customers voluntarily reduce electrical uses during extreme peak electrical usage periods, which normally occur on very hot and humid days. This summer, the curtailment periods will start between noon to 2 p.m. and will last through the evening hours.

At UNO, the curtailment is accomplished partially through the reduction of lighting to minimal levels in several public corridors and the hallways of most buildings. The program does not affect individual offices and classrooms. UNO Facilities Management and Planning reminds faculty and staff to participate in energy-saving practices when possible, such as shutting blinds and shades to reduce heat gain from the sun, turning off lights or equipment that are not in use or shutting down computers and printers when users go home for the day.

Each day, OPPD evaluates the need to curtail electrical use in the community. At no time will safety be compromised.

For more information, contact Larry Morgan at 554.3735 or

Summer Hours Conclude Aug. 17

Summer hours at UNO conclude Friday, Aug. 17. Regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will resume Monday, Aug. 20. For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

Fall Faculty Workshops Set for Aug. 20-23

The UNO Center for Faculty Development (CFD) will hold the 2007 Faculty Workshops Monday through Thursday, Aug. 20-23. The schedule of workshops:

- New faculty workshop
Monday afternoon, Aug. 20, and Tuesday morning, Aug. 21;

- Graduate teaching assistant workshop (featuring a new, one-day format)|
Monday, Aug. 20; and

- Part-time faculty workshop (open to new and experienced part-time faculty)
Evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 22 and 23.
Note: The same workshop will be offered twice so part-time faculty can choose the evening most convenient for them.

The workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years and provide new faculty and teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO. Discussion topics will include UNO's metropolitan mission and strategic goals, advice/skills for success at UNO, active classroom ideas, academic support services and faculty development opportunities.

For more information about the workshops, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or or Deborah Smith-Howell, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, at 554.4849 or

August FEAP Schedule

The Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides short-term counseling, assessment and referral services for faculty, staff, their spouses or significant others, and family members. FEAP offices are located in 206 Eppley Administration Building.

The August schedule:

- Aug. 14, 16, 22 and 27
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

- Aug. 20 and 29
8 a.m. to noon

Appointments are free and available by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).


Human Resources Announces New Hires for July 2007
The UNO Office of Human Resources would like to welcome the following new hires (as of July 2007):

- Todd Amberson, campus security officer, campus security;
- Meghan Anderson, sales clerk - general merchandise, bookstore;
- Michelle Battle, office specialist, chemistry;
- Justin Cruz, groundskeeper, grounds;
- Nicolas Fohr, assistant hockey coach, hockey (promotion);
- Lola Gilbert, Criss Library, reference associate;
- Tamera Harms, campus security officer, campus security;
- Alex Harris, custodian, Milo Bail Student Center business operations;
- Susan Kurtz, secretary III, art and art history;
- Spencer Lisiecki, food tech, food services;
- Doug Loewens, circulation supervisor, Criss Library (promotion);
- Lyndsey Rice, adviser, college of continuing studies degree programs;
- Terrance Samuel, assistant football coach, football;
- Nancy Stanek II, enrollment specialist, records, registration and reporting;
- Cynthia Tessmer, food tech III, food service
- Andrew Throener, manager student affairs information systems and e-business process (promotion);
- Rachel Tomcak, adviser, college of arts and sciences (promotion); and
- Cathi Warren, community outreach coordinator for Native American students, recruitment services;

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